Why leave Europe's car market? So many reasons.Sat, 18, Feb 2017
Why is General Motors looking for a way out of Europe? That's easy. While home to many of the oldest and most venerable car brands in the world, Europe may also be the most brutally competitive and demanding market, with a complicated patchwork of regulations under which a host of American, European and Asian brands all compete.
Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agencyFri, 17, Feb 2017
Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdownThu, 16, Feb 2017
Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.
GM, Toyota call for easing of U.S. rules limiting self-driving carsMon, 13, Feb 2017
GM and Toyota officials plan to tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers and suppliers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.
Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targetsSun, 12, Feb 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.
Italian diesel probe omitted key tests for Fiat Chrysler modelsWed, 08, Feb 2017
Fiat Chrysler vehicles were allowed to skip key tests for illegal engine software during Italy's main emissions-cheating investigation following the VW Group scandal, according to the transport ministry's own report.
Takata to plead guilty Feb. 27, court documents showTue, 07, Feb 2017
Takata is set to plead guilty Feb. 27 in federal court in Detroit to a single felony count of wire fraud to resolve a Justice Department investigation into ruptures of airbag inflators linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide, according to a court filing Tuesday.
Fiat Chrysler emissions case referred to French prosecutorsTue, 07, Feb 2017
French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.
Maserati recalling nearly 40,000 U.S. vehicles on risks of firesSat, 04, Feb 2017
Mexico minister signals changes to rules of origin in NAFTA talksThu, 02, Feb 2017
Mexico, the United States and Canada could overhaul rules about a product's country of origin in a renegotiation of the NAFTA trade treaty in order to strengthen regional supply chains, the Mexican economy minister said.
Uber CEO quits Trump's business advisory groupThu, 02, Feb 2017
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump's business advisory group after the ride hailing service came under mounting pressure from activists who oppose the administration's immigration policies, including Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants.